9 Nov '14

News I improved my school by recruiting unemployed graduates

Headteacher Tracey Hemming discusses how on-the-job experience for graduates solved her recruitment crisis and boosted gradesFive years ago two struggling schools in Clacton-on-Sea, Essex, joined to form an academy. Both schools had a history of being in special measures and faced many challenges working in a deprived part of Britain where the number of people with special educational needs (SEN) is well above the national average.The schools became Clacton Coastal Academy, which today accommodates 1,700 students, more than half of whom receive pupil premium. High unemployment levels mean that the population is fluid and only 75% of students attend the school all the way through, from years 7 to 11. Continue reading...

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